A-Z Musicals: Q



I have to say, I'm drawing a blank on this one. The trusty internet did list two Q musicals, neither of which I've heard of, so let's learn about them!




Quilters is about early American pioneer women, and I guess it had a brief run on Broadway in 1984. It was also nominated for several Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical (aren't all the best things based on books?), and Best Original Score, but from what I can see, it didn't win any of the categories.

Here is the plot summary from Wikipedia:

Plot summary

In the American West, a pioneer woman, Sarah, and six women, who are called her daughters, face frontier life. Rather than a straightforward storyline, the musical is presented as a series of short tales and tableaux matched with musical numbers, each presenting an aspect of frontier life or womanhood. The patches or blocks show "girlhood, marriage, childbirth, spinsterhood, twisters, fire, illness and death." The patches are ultimately put together to form one dramatic tableau.

Interesting, yes?

Cortney

4 comments

Sarah Foster said...

I'd never heard of that one, either!

Cherie Reich said...

I haven't heard of that one. It sounds really interesting, though, especially with the series of short tales.

Chrys Fey said...

I haven't heard of this one either. My mom loves to quilt so knowing there's a musical called Quilters made me smile. :)

Rena said...

I think I would have cheated and gone with Quixote and then done a subscript or parentheses for Man of La Mancha.

Still, I think my life may have just been enriched by the knowledge that there's a musical out there called quilters (now if only I could find one about cosplayers!)

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